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Sunday, November 16, 2008

THE SWINGIN NECKBREAKERS (ICE WATER SINGLE)

This record has a different version of ice water. My copy is 85 of 500 and is on blue vinyl. I must have seen these guys at least 10 times through the 90's, and let me tell you they put on one hell of a live show . Brothers Tom and John Jorgensen had been champing at the bit to go out and do some rock 'n' roll damage for years. However, the odds on finding like-minded rabble rousers in their neck of the woods were against them. The duo recorded some home demos, and played a couple of obscure gigs here and there with different names and band members, until they adopted Don "Shaggy" Snook. John Jorgensen moved from guitar to drums, handing the six-string seat to Shaggy, while Tom continued to play bass and scream. In the spring of 1992 the trio recorded some demos, which they passed on to Maxwell's booking impressario and Telstar Records chief Todd Abramson at a Lyres/A-Bones gig at the Hoboken, New Jersey, club in the hopes of securing a gig there. Abramson liked what he heard so much that they not only got a gig, but an offer to go into the studio and record for Telstar. These sessions resulted in the band's first release, "Diggin' A Grave" (Telstar 008). The three song 7" offered a promising glimpse of the future. The Neckbreakers began doing local gigs, starting with a Lyres/Rising Storm show at Maxwell's that brought the band to the attention of many local hipsters.
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WILD WILD RECORDS 1994
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1. ICE WATER
2. SHE'S GOT IT
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2 comments:

dave p said...

thanks a million for the neckbreakers ,been lookin for this 45 for years.great blog

Frank Miller said...

YOUR WELCOME, THANKS FOR THE COMMENT